Commemorative days of Prevention against child abuse
19 June: International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict
On 19 June 2015, the United Nations General Assembly (A/RES/69/293) proclaimed 19 June of each year the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, in order to raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence, to honour the victims and survivors of sexual violence around the world and to pay tribute to all those who have courageously devoted their lives to and lost their lives in standing up for the eradication of these crimes. The date was chosen to commemorate the adoption on 19 June 2008 of Security Council resolution 1820 (2008), in which the Council condemned sexual violence as a tactic of war and an impediment to peacebuilding.
30 July: World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
23 September: International Day against Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Women and Children
The International Day against Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Women and Children was jointly established by the World Conference of the Coalition against Trafficking in Persons and the Women’s Conference that took place in January 1999 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
19 November: World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse
In 2000, the Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF), a non-governmental organization, launched the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse on November 19. WWSF, along with an international coalition of advocacy organizations for women and children’s issues, mobilized governments and societies to take action and prevent child abuse.
25 November: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women was issued by the UN General Assembly in 1993